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Thank you to the Lloyds Bank Foundation for forwarding the details of funding with the potential to meet the demands of the COVID 19 Virus


Emergency Funding

GOV.UK: Bounce Back Loan Scheme for small to medium businesses to borrow between £2,000 – £50,000.

NCVO: Comprehensive list of funding opportunities available throughout the UK.

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government:  £6million of emergency funding for homeless providers and distributed by Homeless Link for charities directly affected by COVID-19. Deadline 27 May.

Clinks: Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation Service and Ministry of Justice have released funding of £300,000 for charities with a track record of working with people in the criminal justice system. Charities can apply via Clinks from this week.

Department for Environment and Rural Affairs: Food Charity Grant Scheme for front-line non-profit charities that provide food. Deadline 6 July 2020. Further information and how to apply.

Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation: The Tech for Good programme has unveiled ‘Explore’, an early-stage digital funding opportunity which hopes to help 40-50 organisations with funding to explore digital responses and grow capacity for digital service delivery. Excellent guidance is available via Catalyst to help your application. Apply by Monday 22 June.

AVIVA: Applications now open for the next round of the AVIVA Community Fund, which can help cover core running costs. Deadline 28 July.

Social Investment Business: Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund is a £25million emergency fund of loans of £100k-500k.

Power to Change: Emergency support for immediate and medium-term help for community businesses facing a loss of trading income.

Charity Bank: Updated list of COVID-19 Emergency Funding.


I trust this is useful and please feel free to re-circulate as you feel appropriate.

Kindest regards

Edwin :-)

Wider Impact Consultancy, Edwin Lewis